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An Insider's Guide To San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco San Francisco is a city where "off-the-beaten-path" is a way of life. Even the Golden Gate Bridge can't overshadow this destination's quirky spirit and artistic appeal. You've heard about all the popular things to do in San Francisco, from Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 to the cable cars and Alcatraz Island. Now learn about some lesser-known places where you can truly get a sense of the city and experience it like a local.
  • Outdoor Hangout -

    Situated in the Castro District, Dolores Park is a haven for hippies with hoola hoops, families with dogs and hipsters kicking back in the sun.
  • Coffee Shop -

    Visit Caffe Trieste in North Beach for a bonafide neighborhood coffee joint. Sip your espresso where Francis Ford Coppola wrote part of The Godfather.
  • Vintage Fashion -

    Look the part in San Francisco when you shop at one-of-a-kind vintage boutiques like Sanfranpsycho, Al's Attire and Wasteland.
  • Funky Museum -

    Peruse a collection of antique video games at the Musee Mechanique on Pier 45. This free museum also features vintage viewfinders and board games from the 1800s.
  • Nightclub Theater -

    Head to Feinstein's, located at the Nikko, for an intimate performance featuring bold entertainers in an elegant setting.
  • All-Night Nosh -

    Sparky's 24-Hour Diner is the perfect destination after an evening on the town. Wash down the night with a double cheeseburger for freshly baked pizza.
Enhance your San Francisco experience when you stay at our luxury hotel near Union Square. We're conveniently located near subway lines and cable car stops, making it easy to explore the city. Contact us at 1 (415) 394-1111 and start planning your adventure today!
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